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  •  They weren't looking for evidence (2+ / 0-)
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    otto, jfromga

    Only information.  I think that's the distinction.  So if he was asked about on going threats, they could act.  I read somewhere that the exception could last up to 48 hours (I'm presuming that's the limited precedent). I also read that the questioning was very limited, minutes at a time as he drifted in and out of consciousness.  I have no problem how this was handled.  

    •  If the government doesn't plan on (4+ / 0-)
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      PhilJD, gerrilea, Nada Lemming, aliasalias

      using the statements as evidence, there's no need to justify the interrogation as an exception to Miranda.

      My book, TRAITOR: THE WHISTLEBLOWER & THE "AMERICAN TALIBAN," is Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Human Rights Books for February 2012.

      by Jesselyn Radack on Fri May 03, 2013 at 07:29:07 AM PDT

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      •  But upon being mirandized (0+ / 0-)

        He stopped talking.  Had that happened initially, they would still be doing searches in Boston looking for bombs and co-conspirators.

        •  I hate to point this out but he could have lied. (0+ / 0-)


          Do we really know that there aren't more unexploded devices elsewhere?

          It does seem that 3 of his friends were arrested for removing things from his room and lying or inhibiting the investigation.

          So, the evidence is still being collected it would seem.

          -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

          by gerrilea on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:05:53 PM PDT

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